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Portraits and Dreams

Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students

Portraits and Dreams

52m 49s

Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students

Previews + Extras

  • Trailer | Portraits and Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Portraits and Dreams

    S33 E7 - 2m 7s

    Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky schoolchildren in the 1970s and the place where the photos were made. The film is about the students, their work as visionary photographers and the lives they have led since then, as well as the linkage of personal memory to the passage of time.

  • Lesson Plan Clip 2 | Portraits and Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lesson Plan Clip 2 | Portraits and Dreams

    S33 E7 - 1m 29s

    Denise’s series of dream photographs are set in a neighboring graveyard and feature her younger twin brothers, one of whom is on a quest to kill his vampire other.

  • Lesson Plan Clip 3 | Portraits and Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lesson Plan Clip 3 | Portraits and Dreams

    S33 E7 - 3m 13s

    Sue looks through the published collection of portraits and reminisces about the project and how she sees it now in relation to her work as teacher.

  • Lesson Plan Clip 4 | Portraits and Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lesson Plan Clip 4 | Portraits and Dreams

    S33 E7 - 6m 5s

    Johnny describes the dangers of coal mining. We see a series of Johnny’s family portraits and hear him reflect about the challenges of his fatherless childhood, his childhood play, and his current success as a father and heavy equipment operator.

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